2014 Winter Olympics Results: February 19

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2014 Winter Olympics Results: February 19

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Everything was coming up United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics on Wednesday.

The day began with a huge alpine skiing gold medal. American skier Ted Ligety came away triumphant in the men's giant slalom, narrowly edging out the rest of the field. It's been a mixed bag for the US ski team, but the tide turned with this win.

While the gold medal went to Canada, the US women took silver and bronze in the two-person bobsleigh. United States 1, piloted by Elana Myers, with Lauryn Williams at the brakes, came in a mere +0.10 later than Canada 1. Aja Evans drove United States 2 into silver, with brakeman Jamie Greubel, finishing +1.00 behind Canada 1. United States 3, with brakeman Lolo Jones finished 11th, +3.36 off the lead.

American figure skater Gracie Gold is officially in the medal hunt, claiming fourth place after the short program portion of the competition. Her 68.63 places her well behind Carolina Kostner of Italy, who finished with a 74.12 to claim third. With the free program taking place tomorrow, it would be a tough climb -- but a medal is within Gold's reach.

The huge news came out of the men's hockey tournament, as not only did the United States defeat the Czech Republic to advance to the semifinal round, but Finland also defeated Russia, 3-1. Russia had been the biggest challenge Team USA faced in the preliminary round, and this eliminates the rematch possibility. However, with Canada defeating Latvia, hockey lovers finally get the rematch from the USA-Canada gold medal game in Vancouver they've been waiting for -- as the two will face off in the next round.

Announced soon after the close of competition, Canada's John Tavares will miss the remainder of the tournament due to injury. While this doesn't make anything harder, it sure doesn't make it easier.

All results are final unless otherwise noted.

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Alpine Skiing

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Men's Giant Slalom

Gold - (USA) Ted LIGETY 2:45.29

Silver - (FRA) Steve MISSILLIER 2:45.77

Bronze - (FRA) Alexis PINTURAULT 2:45.93

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2x6km Women + 2x7.5 km Men Mixed Relay

Gold - Norway 1:09:17.0

Silver - Czech Republic 1:09:49.6

Bronze - Italy 1:10:15.2

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no lolo
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Women's Final

Gold - (CAN) Kaillie HUMPHRIES / Heather MOYSE 3:50.61

Silver - (USA) Elana MEYERS / Lauryn WILLIAMS 3:50.71

Bronze - (USA) Aja EVANS / Jamie GREUBEL 3:51.61

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Cross Country Skiing

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Ladies' Team Sprint Classic

Gold - Norway 16:04.05

Silver - Finland 16:13.14

Bronze - Sweden 16:23.82

Men's Team Sprint Classic

Gold - Finland 23:14.89

Silver - Russian Fed. 23:15.86

Bronze - Sweden 23:30.01

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anna is back
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Women's Semifinal

CAN def GBR 6-4

SWE def SUI 7-5

Men's Semifinal

GBR def SWE 6-5

CAN def CHN 10-6

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usa rules
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Men's Play-off Quarterfinals

SWE def SLO 5-0

FIN def RUS 3-1

CAN def LAT 2-1

USA def CZE 5-2

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Ladies' Parallel Giant Slalom

Gold - (SUI) Patrizia KUMMER

Silver - (JPN) Tomoka TAKEUCHI

Bronze - (RUS) Alena ZAVARZINA

Men's Parallel Giant Slalom

Gold - (RUS) Vic WILD

Silver - (SUI) Nevin GALMARINI

Bronze - (SLO) Zan KOSIR

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Speed Skating

still different
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Ladies' 5000m

Gold - (CZE) Martina SABLIKOVA 6:51.54

Silver - (NED) Ireen WUST 6:54.28

Bronze - (NED) Carien KLEIBEUKER 6:55.66